Samsung Medical Center, KT Partner to Develop 5G Medical Service
HITInfrastructure | January 24, 2020
Samsung Medical Center (SMC) and Korea’s largest telecommunications company KT Corporation recently announced that they have partnered to develop an innovative, 5G medical service to support the development of smart hospitals. According to the announcement, KT built an enterprise-dedicated 5G network at SMC, created service environments in operating and proton therapy rooms, and conducted a test operation for the pilot project. KT, in partnership with the Samsung Medical Center, is pioneering innovative medical services for the new 5G era,” said Park In-Young, vice president of KT’s ICT convergence business department. “We will continue to further refine 5G powered medical technology by applying VR and AR technologies for real-time education.” KT and SMC expect to realize many benefits from the 5G medical service, including improved pathology services. The 5G-powered digital pathological analysis is a world-first example of using 5G technology for on-site medical problems, the organizations explained.